Schloß Linderhof Travel Guide

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    Neptune Fountain @ Schloss Linderhof
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Schloß Linderhof Things to Do

  • Hunting Lodge

    This was the first building on the grounds, and was used by King Ludwig's father and friends. It was relocated to the current site, and the purpose by Ludwig was to "play out" the Richard Wagner opera "The Ring of the Nibelungen". The scene of the lodge is from one scene, and shows western items and Indian culture. I tree in the center is to show...

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  • Moraccan House

    Another wonder on the walk path, this was designed for the 1878 World Exhibition in Paris, and was purchased by Ludwig that same year. In 1982, this building was located on the Linderhof grounds, after a journey near the Austrian border, and later to Oberammergau. is is a SAchen hunting lodge as intended, and it was made in the Orient and shipped...

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  • Moorish Kiosk

    King Ludwig had these structures built on the walk path, and he liked Oriental things. This kiosk was purchased intact in 1876 from Bohemia castle. The stain glass windows glean in the sunlight. In the middle is a peacock on a throne, as well as there is a silk covered divan and three other peacocks. There also are coffee and smoking tables and...

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  • Venus Grotto

    One of the more known sites in the outlying area is the grotto. King Ludwig had this built as if it was a real grotto dug out of a hill. He used it, mostly for his own entertainment to listen to operas played out on a stage in the backdrop of a pool of water. Most were written by Richard Wagner, an alleged "sweet spot" in the heart of fantasy...

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  • Other Palace rooms

    The entrance hall begins the journey into a world of unbelievable gild color and sculpted designs. Louis XIV is in the middle of the room and makes for a dignified appearance upon entering the palace. Ludwig may have had a "crush" on Louis. A motto stating "not less than any" reads on the star burst ceiling piece as dedication to the Sun king;...

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  • Hall of Mirrors

    A larger and -hard to believe, more elaborate room to the north of the bedchamber is this room filled with mirrors. Images can be seen as infinite spector due to the angles of the mirrors and lighting. The room ws designed in Paris by Jean de la Paix in 1874. The ivory chandeliers set off the beauty even more. The white and gold background makes...

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  • The Bed Chamber

    This is only one of many special places if interest and wonder of the palace rooms. It is the largest room in the palace and was design work of Angelo Kvadillo in 1871, but expanded in 1884. Marble statues, sculptures and ceiling decorations are in Greek mythology basic and the bed alcove if of Apollo. Gold and glitter throughout, Ludwig liked to...

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  • Panorama of the Palace

    From any angle and viewpoint, this is no doubt one of the most enchanting and wonderful sites for palaces in Europe-my opinion. Having been here 4 times, each time brings a feel of elegance and splendor for a great design of the palace, the inside and the grounds. King Ludwig was inspired by a visit to Versailles in 1867, and not long after, he got...

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  • North Slope of gardens.

    This is a grotto look. It is directly to the rear of the castle , just behind a flower bed. A Neptune statue encompasses the rough appearance of the alcove, and it has many sculpted statues surrounding it. The rotunda on top stands out as a flowing waterfall (not often active) splashes down to the pool at the bottom. Many tourist pictures are taken...

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  • Venus Temple

    This temple was to be an icon for an amphitheater to entertain the King Ludwig in his fantasies. It was constructed by reknowned J.N. Hauttmann. The temple overlooks the pool and the palace from a perspective of showing the distance enchanting views of the setting. The temple size is about 25 feet in height, and about 30 feet circular with, and...

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  • Terrace Hill

    The southern terrace hill was first to have been a theater outdoors in Rococo with Venus Temple at its peak. The dual staircase leading to the top is a wonder in its own right, and sets off the area as a separate beauty. Later the garden area was formed as an English format and statuary and greenery abound.

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  • Tour the grounds

    The front facacde is so gorgeously decorated with the white statues ringing the top and the balcony supported by Atlas(s). The front and side, and rear areas are all decorated out with fantastic sculptures and coloring of flowers, as well as fountains. Terraces leading up the hill is called Linderbichl and designed in Italian motif. A huge marble...

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Schloß Linderhof Restaurants

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    by aeroanthony Written Jan 15, 2004

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    A beautiful dining room with spendid accomodations and a magnificent staff even during the late hour of our arrival (the park was closing). This was my first taste (ever) of wienerschnitzel and of German wine, so I had nothing to gauge by when I sat down to dine. I am now glad that I did, as Restaurant Linderhof is hard to beat.

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Schloß Linderhof Transportation

  • RVO busses

    It seems like you can get to Schloss Linderhof by bus from Oberammergau. I used www.bahn.de to get the information to get there from Garmish-Partenkirche, but my good friend Globetrotter gave me the following link for the busseshttp://www.rvo-bus.de/site/rvo__bus/zubehoer__assets/de/dateianhaenge/liniennetzplaene/gesamtplan__oberbayern.pdf

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  • How to get there by car

    Linderhof Palace is situated in the Graswang Valley, near the village of Ettal.Take the A95 motorway and the road B2 to Oberau. Follow the signs in Oberau to the road B23 (Ettaler Straße). Outside Ettal turn left to the road ST2060. In Linderhof turn right to reach the palace. There are parking facilities for 550 cars and 20 coaches available (with...

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Schloß Linderhof Shopping

  • Best prices for Bavarian Cuckoo Clocks...

    This shop carries everything from genuine Jones cuckoo clocks, Bavarian alpine hiking hats with gamsbarts, foodstuffs, and more! Cuckoo clocks! Maria Wagner, the proprieteress, says her prices are the best in Germany. After checking out quite a few shops around Germany after she convinced me to buy from her store, and I can tell you she's right! I...

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  • Local Gifts

    Within the gift shop you can find local crafts made in this area of Germany.There is a large selection of Co-Coo clocks which are hand carved in the Black Forest area.

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Schloß Linderhof Local Customs

  • Venus Grotte

    King Ludwig II was well known for his eccentricity and his originality. He was a lover of Wagner works so inside the Venus Grotte, he wanted a sort of water-theater. You can read some infos below and from the castle official site: www.linderhof.de"The artificial dripstone cave with its lake and waterfall was modelled on the Hörselberg from the...

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  • King Ludwig II of Bayern

    King Ludwig II has a great charm to me. I knew his life-history after visiting the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, and then I decided to see all his castles. Ludwing was born in 1845, and after succeeding to his father Maximilian II in 1864, he started to be interested in political problems about the rising "Germany". He stopped early his political...

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  • Walking

    Most Germans love to walk and walk here they do. It does not cost anything to walk around the grounds but be prepaired for some hills to walk up.There is a nice walk path up the hill which is made up of tunnels of ivy. The view from the top is worth the climb.

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Schloß Linderhof Warnings and Dangers

  • The Grounds WAlk is Long and Steep

    Be aware for those that do not want to exert a lot of effort, the walks to see the other sites is about 1 1/2 miles on the 60 acre grounds. It also has a climb somewhat steep in a couple of places. Not all people could handle this trek. Besides the normal route to see the main sites, there also are other paths leading to the entry, or side...

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  • Make sure to check the schedule!!

    Unfortunately for me, this castle's interior was closed. Make sure you research the time, and even call ahead before making the drive from Munich. If you are just thinking about making a day trip to see this one, I would definitely hope you do not end up on the short end of the stick like I was.I still enjoyed the outside, but if I was already...

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Schloß Linderhof Tourist Traps

  • Don't miss Ettal!

    I has found out that we have made one more mistake that day later when I got acquainted with pages of other VT-members. We have missed one more local sight - the monastery of Ettal! It is situated only 10 kilometers from Linderhof. Excuse us Michael and Diana! We have passed through Oberau by this city, not knowing, that there was the remarkable...

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  • Don't miss working fountains!

    We have nearly got into the following tourist trap. When we approached to the palace for the first time fountains did not work. That’s o’k! Then having made detour of the bottom park we entered into the palace. When we left it fountains didn't work as well. That’s o’k!! Then we have risen upwards and examined the top park. When we returned to the...

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  • Photo and Video forbidden!

    To my great disappointment photographing and video shooting are forbidden in internal rooms of the castle. However at an exit there is a shop where big variety of printed and video materials are available. The decision of administration to prohibit video shooting from my point of view is disputable. However it was necessary to obey.That's why I...

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Schloß Linderhof Off The Beaten Path

  • Lieder River

    Have a walk around Linderhof area. You will have a pleasure from beautiful river.This river reminded me the Caucasus and its mountain rivers Baksan, Cheghem and Chereck. It is known, that a mountain river in an usual sunny day often represents a small stream which can be waded easily. However after a rain the river turns to a raging water stream...

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  • Swan pond

    As the decoration of their fantasy castles testifies, the nineteenth-century Bavarian kings Maximilian II and his son Ludwig II were obsessed by the swan motif and the medieval Grail legends associated with it.We saw swans in Hohenschwangau and Nimphenburg in Munich but there weren’t swans in Linderhof. May be they left the pond for a moment, may...

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  • Little Church

    There is a little church lost amongst the trees and walking paths.Take a look inside of this little gem and you will see some more of the beautiful artwork that is found all over this property.The church is open most days and you can go inside on most days.

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Schloß Linderhof Favorites

  • Opening hours and admission charges

    April-September: 9 am-6 pm October-March: 10 am-4 pm Open daily Admission charges Palace and park buildings:7 euros regular, 6 euros reducedThe visit of the palace is only possible with a guided tour. There are guided tours in German and English (c. 25 mins), max. 40 people. Oficial websight: LinderhofWikipedia: Linderhof Wikipedia

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  • History background of the Castle

    Linderhof is one among the three most interesting Castles of Bavarian king Ludwig II. And it’s the only one which was finished when the king was still alive. In total Ludwig was going to construct seven castles. Only three of them were really built - Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee. It has been spent more than 30 million marks. The...

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  • Grassvangthal

    Linderhof Castle or better - Palace was constructed under the instruction of Ludwig II in the middle of a severe mountain landscape in loneliness valley of Grassvangthal.Abrupt mountains of Grassvangthal valleys create a natural environment for the park at the Palace.

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